– Italy –
- Deliberation of the Board of
Directors November 5, 2000
- "Each year an arising number of breed clubs are
formed worldwide and we are proud and gratified for their accomplishments,
however at the same time we are concerned for the future of our canine breed
in all countries of the world.
- In other breeds we have witnessed recognizable
differences from nation to nation. As a result, it generates confusion and
it cannot be allowed, and it must not happen to the Neapolitan Mastiff. Thus,
in order to further pursue and establish the phenotype as well as the
behavioral characteristics that distinguish the Neapolitan Mastiff and to
preserve the correct interpretation and content of the Italian standard for
the breed, officially recognized by F.C.I., the Board of Directors of the
S.A.M.N., hereby states the constitution, of a organization named "WORLD SAMN"."
- In accordance with the above
statement the S.A.M.N. Board of Directors sets the following requirements:
- 1) A
General Assembly composed by the presidents in charge of the affiliated
clubs. The assembly will be responsible for the following duties:
- a- to discuss the
principal issues related to both the technical aspects and the health of the
- b- to elect a Board of
Directors for a term of four years.
- c- to advise and
validate the activities of the elected board.
- 2) The
Board of Directors is composed of four members elected by the General
Assembly and will govern for the term of four years. The board will be
responsible for the following duties:
- a- to elect an
internal vice president and a treasurer.
- b- to administer the
decisions of the general assembly.
- c- to organize annual
WORLD SAMN championship events and public conventions.
- d- to organize stages
for the training and update of both judges and breeders.
- e- to provide constant
information of the society's initiatives through the publications of the
- 3) The constitution of a technical committee with
the authority to provide a "certificate of typicity" called,
"CE. T." this will address and guide the foreign breeders and
enthusiasts towards the Italian standard (F.C.I.).
- 4) The title of the WORLD SAMN president
is given to a person elected by the Board of Directors of the S.A.M.N., the
official club who sets the standard of the breed.
- 5) All clubs affiliated must have (to accelerate
the exchange of information) :
- a- an Internet connection
and an official web page.
- b- a translator of the
Italian language to the country of the affiliated club.
- 6. All clubs affiliated will submit an annual
membership fee of 200,000 Italian Lire, (currently $100.00 US dollars).